Greg Purpus has been named the Chief Operating Officer of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum in Elizabethtown, KY.
Greg retired from Western Kentucky University in 2017 as an Assistant Director of Admissions, after a successful 27-year career on the Hill. He started his educational career as an Admissions Counselor traveling the state, recruiting students for WKU. Greg was eventually named the Coordinator of New Student Orientation, a position he held for 18 years. His entire 27-year career was spent advocating, recruiting, and promoting his alma mater, WKU. Prior to working at WKU, Greg was an Admissions Representative at Sullivan College in Lexington, Kentucky. He also held several different positions at the Lexington Athletic Club.
Greg attended Western Kentucky University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with a minor in Athletic Coaching. He has held a number of sports-related positions. Greg has provided play-by-play and color commentary for radio and cable TV, co-hosted sports talk radio shows, served as a sportswriter for several publications, was a public address announcer, and he has worked in minor league baseball with two different organizations.
Although the “field” of education is how Greg has made a living, you could always find him at a football field, baseball field, or basketball gym. Athletics has always been his passion, and he has been particularly fond of basketball as it was the sport he played in high school.
Greg and his wife, Carmen, currently reside in Bowling Green, KY with their Labradoodle, Jazzy. He officially begins his position at the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum on November 1, 2019.